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Light, entire and inaccessible! Truth, whole and blessed!

Posted on February 19, 2009. Filed under: Saint Anselm |

Saint Anselm (1033-1109),
monk, Bishop, Doctor of the Church Proslogion, ch.16
“Do you not yet understand or comprehend?”
I cannot look directly into your light; it is too great for me.
But whatever I see, I see through it, like a weak eye
that sees what it does by the light of the sun,
though it cannot look at the sun itself.
My understanding cannot take it in, it is too bright,
I cannot receive it;
the eye of my soul cannot bear to turn towards it for too long.
It is dazzled by its glory, mastered by its fullness,
crushed by its immensity, confounded by its extent.
Light, entire and inaccessible! Truth, whole and blessed!
How far you are from me who have come so close to you.
How remote you are from my sight, while I am thus present in your sight.
Everywhere you are entirely present, and I cannot see you.
In you I move and have my being, and I cannot come to you.
You are within me and around me, and I have no experience of you.
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(trans Sr. Benedicta Ward)DailyGospel.org
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The battle, the war, is about whether we can know and trust God.

Posted on February 19, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Fr Ray Blake,
St Mary Magdalen

The Battle 2: Can God be trusted?
The Battle: 1

see also
Smaller but More Faithful
Humiliating Priests

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Litany to God the Father – Latin & English

Posted on February 19, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |



Litany to God the Father

Litaniae ad Deum Patrem (Litany to God the Father)

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O GOD, * unbegotten Father,

only-begotten Son,

Holy Spirit and Comforter,

holy and undivided Trinity,

with our whole heart and lips we confess Thee,

we praise Thee, and we bless Thee.

To Thee be glory forever.

V. Let us bless the Father and the Son with the Holy Spirit.

R. Let us praise Him and exalt Him above all forever.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God,

who hast given unto us Thy servants,

by the profession of the true faith,

to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity,

and, in the power of Thy divine Majesty,

to worship the Unity;

we beseech Thee,

that by our steadfastness in this same faith,

we may evermore be defended from all adversities.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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